Charlene is passionate about supporting people through the rough patches of their lives. As a child, she wondered whether her family is more dysfunctional than others. When she grew older, her calm and compassionate personality allowed her to be a confidant to many family and friends. Through their stories, she realized that family issues are common and have pervasive consequences in people’s lives. Having witnessed many troubled families and grown up in one, Charlene is sensitive to the issues that arise between spouses and understands the delicate position of the children involved.
Prior to joining Connect Family Law, Charlene obtained her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Psychology atCornell University, and her law degree from the University of British Columbia. During her undergraduate years, Charlene researched and volunteered extensively with children and families. While in law school, she worked full-time for a semester as a family law advocate at the Rise Women’s Legal Centre. At Rise, her work included drafting separation agreements, court applications, and divorce applications; she also provided legal advice regarding support and parenting time to her clients. Charlene’s education equipped her to be attuned to the dynamic of each family and to the needs of family members as they go through major life events, including separation and divorce.
Here at Connect, Charlene is committed to helping her clients find legal solutions that are tailored to their unique circumstances. The peace and health of her clients are her top priorities.Where appropriate, Charlene aims to provide collaborative family law assistance as a less adversarial and more cost-effective option for her clients.
In her spare time, Charlene can be found watching the sunset together with her bichon frise at various scenic spots in the Lower Mainland. Charlene also loves catching up with friends over bubble tea and dessert.
Charlene is fluent in Mandarin.